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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

02 Oct 2011   #1510
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

yes it would. so if i cant dual boot with XP how about Vista?

thanks


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02 Oct 2011   #1511
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Dominic,

Sure, you would be able to easily dual boot with Vista instead since you do not need load SATA drivers during installation. The tutorial below will help show you how to.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista
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02 Oct 2011   #1512
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

thanks for the tutorial but my S: drive is still not showing when it says 'where do you want to install windows?'
what could i do now?

thanks
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02 Oct 2011   #1513
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Dominic,

Could you post a screenshot of Disk Management (diskmgmt) showing all of your HDD's layout to see what may be wrong?
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02 Oct 2011   #1514
Gomer

Win7 Home Prem. x64
 
 
Are you asking me Theog

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Did you not read the Warning in Methed two before Step one.
I did read the warning and that's where the confusion started for me.
I was able to go to this website
-intel-utility.jpg

I downloaded at your link thank you <<http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?ProductID=816&DwnldID=20019&lang=eng&iid=dc_rss>> and have put it in a CD

Again, in nLite, I have Service Pack 2 on a separate disk from WinXP. Would it be better to go to MS and put SP3 on with it or is SP2 good enough for now until it is installed?

Sorry this is taking so long, but life is interposing itself lately. Thanks again for your help.

Gregrocker:
Will try out this method first and if it doesn't work will try to install the 2nd HD Thanks for your input.

And Hux, thanks for yours as well. I think that the Intel site has the files unless I'm mistaken, and perhaps that is where Dominic should go as well. Of course he needs to know what brand of chipset he has.


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02 Oct 2011   #1515
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi Gomer
Win XP SP2 is good enough for now until it is installed.
You can download Intel drivers from here:
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...onal*&lang=eng
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03 Oct 2011   #1516
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

-disk-management.png
Here is a screenshot of disk management


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03 Oct 2011   #1517
z3r010

 

Dominic, please see the following thread on how to attach a screen shot - Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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03 Oct 2011   #1518
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Dominic,

Since you have converted the partitions on that disk to dynamic, that is why the S: drive is not seen as an available option to install Windows to. They need to be a basic disk instead.

To fix this, you will most likely need to backup anything that you do not want to lose, and do a factory restore to reinstall Windows 7 since this is your system disk.


Restart the computer.

Keep tapping "F11" as the computer is loading.

Highlight "Recover PC" and press "Enter."

Press "Y" to confirm the restoration, at which time your computer will be automatically restored.
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03 Oct 2011   #1519
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

is that the only way? because i really dont want to factory reset my computer
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